Why not a phony press secretary, too?

Some words Dana Perino said today.


Tim Grieve
October 26, 2007 10:14PM (UTC)

Dana Perino said many words at today's White House press briefing. Here are some of them:

"OK. Happy Friday. I do not have anything to start with ...

"Well, I'm not going to comment on market conditions or market movements. There's a lot of different factors that go into that ...

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"Look, the problem here isn't the United States. It's not the international community. The problem is Iran ...

"You're going to have to ask FEMA ...

"Again, this is not -- the United States is not at fault. The international community is not at fault. Iran is at fault for not stopping its activities ...

"I'm not going to comment on it ...

"Iran has a choice to make. The problem is not with us; it is with Iran ...

"Well, I think it's a little bit more complicated than that, how sanctions work. And I'll have to refer you over to Stuart Levey at the Treasury Department for how all that works ...

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"Well, I'm not an economist. And we could try to get you together with Eddie Lazear ...

"I'm not going to comment on the market movements ...

"Can I look into it?

"We'll get back to you on it ...

"Every time I come in here, you ask me about President Putin's comments and it's like you want me to say something derogatory or negative about another world leader on behalf of the president. And I'm not going to do it ...

"I am not saying that ...

"I didn't get a chance to sit down on that, but I'll check ...

"I can't remember exactly what our position is ...

"It's the first I've heard of it. And I don't know what the president's position is on it ...

"I'm not well-versed in all of the details ...

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"But I'll ask Tony Fratto to get back to you on that ...

"I think it's too early to say ...

"I'm not going to comment on those press reports ...

"I'm sorry. I'm not well-versed in it, but we'll try to get you an answer ..."


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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